Once upon a time in America, most salads consisted of iceberg lettuce and a couple of withered tomato wedges. Perhaps the addition of cucumber slices, if you wanted to get fancy.
We’ve come a long way, this particular salad being a fine example of just how many miles we’ve logged on our culinary landscape. But grilled lettuces, hmmmm… isn’t that a bit extreme? What’s next, grilled pasta? Don’t worry. I’m not a proponent of grilling the unexpected just for bragging rights.
Grilling radicchio and endive brings out their natural sweet flavor. If you make this salad, I feel truly confident your palate will be just as delighted as mine.
This is wonderful, as well, if you substitute crumbled blue cheese for the Parmesan and top the salad with chopped, fried bacon.
This morning I woke up from a nightmare. I was the cooking wench for the House of Stark in their ancestral castle of Winterfell, located in Westeros, the northernmost province of the Seven Kingdoms. I had just pulled these birds from the pit as winter fell, promising to linger for many, many years. Yes, indeed. The weather is a … Full recipe post »
Happy Memorial Day! Perhaps the long weekend will offer you more time to relax and fire up the grill, and the following recipe for Hot Slaw and Shoulder Sliders has been a family favorite for generations. My millennial son, Zan, is getting married to Lucy in 4 weeks, I’m hosting a party the night before the wedding, the boy wants mama’s … Full recipe post »
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